Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Senator Paine Wingate

Paine Wingate

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Life dates: 14 May 1739-7 March 1838
Place of Residence (1789): Stratham, New Hampshire
Occupation (1789): Farmer
Place of Birth: Amesbury, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 49
Religion (1789): Congregationalist
College Education: Harvard
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress
State Constitutional Convention
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low/Moderate
Last year of continuous service in Senate: 1793
House Service: 1793-1795
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